[Chugalug] Falling in love again.... (with Linux)

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Fri Sep 21 19:22:52 UTC 2012


Need to try bodhi. I keep threatening respin a distro with just openbox.
Should sit down and do that.

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> Finally got some time between road trips where I could retool my main
> laptop (a big clunky Sony with a great screen and keyboard) from
> Ubuntu
> 12.04.
> 
> I installed the latest Bodhi. (Ubuntu + Enlightenment)
> which is much more gelled then even a few weeks ago.
> I picked the plain "Laptop/Tablet" interface,
> "Default" theme.. set "Window Focus" to "Click Windows to Focus"
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> from command line:
> apt-get install cups libreoffice joe vlc evolution xterm firefox...
> (all my usual programs)
> 
> Am just using a couple of shell scripts to change my screen configs
> for different dual monitor configs.. like:
> 
>    xrandr --auto --output VGA-1 --mode 1920x1080 --right-of LVDS-1
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> Without using the funkier and funkier nvidia settings manager..
> 
> Right clicking a running program's taskbar icon gave me the ability
> to
> add a program to a quick select favorites list (right click on
> desktop
> anywhere) and a mac-ish quick launch menu (mode specific)..
> 
> What I feel:
> 
>    My laptop is FAST again.
>     Only using 1gb of ram (with a Lamp server installed!)
>    The interface is clean, crisp, high contrast and.. did I say:
>    Fast!
>    No hangs no hiccups no pauses..
> 
>    With everything installed, I'm using just under 10gb of HD,
>    including a restore of lots of crud (docs/data/pics/etc..) from
>    my old system.
> 
> In many ways it is old skool.. but with just enough
> polish to feel sexy and powerful. Everything so far, just works.
> It feels good to be in love again. :)
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